Easter Around DC: Brunches, Takeout, and Family-Friendly Feasts

Restaurants offering everything from Michelin-star meals to brunches with bunnies.

Easter at Lincoln. Photograph courtesy of Lincoln

About Brunch Around DC

All our brunch suggestions in one handy location.

Easter is just around the corner (Sunday, April 9). We’ve gathered a list of places around DC serving Easter brunch for everyone – the foodies, the families, and the folks who’d prefer to stay home for the holiday.

Feasts for Food Lovers

Bresca's Easter menu is full of springtime ingredients. Photograph by Rey Lopez
Bresca’s Easter menu is full of springtime ingredients. Photograph by Rey Lopez

1346 4th St., SE
Chef Michael Rafidi’s Levantine restaurant in Navy Yard is bucking the brunch tradition with an Easter dinner offering. The chef’s table menu ($125 per person) takes diners on a journey of Levantine Easter favorites, and Rafidi’s favorite Palestinian desserts from childhood. Reservations are available via Tock.

1906 14 St., NW
Chef Ryan Ratino offers a menu full of springtime dishes for Easter—both lunch ($125 per person) and dinner ($148 per person). Diners can sample inventive dishes like dungeness crab with green garlic, ricotta, and parmesan,  or waygu beef with violet mustard and huckleberry, or a match Japanese cheesecake for dessert. Check out menus or make a reservation here.

1050 31 St., NW
Wolfgang Puck’s Georgetown chophouse is offering a three-course Easter prix-fixe with Maryland crab cakes, Shenandoah lamb brisket, whole roasted dover sole, and more. For a sweet finish, tables share warm doughnuts or an Easter basket full of treats. The meal is priced at $115 per person, or $65 for kids ages 10 and younger. Reserve your spot here.

District Winery
385 Water St SE
The Navy Yard restaurant and grape-to-glass winery is serving up a generous Easter brunch with a ton of share plates for appetizers and entrees. The spread includes deviled eggs, pineapple-glazed ham, pancakes, egg dishes, and more. Reservations are $55 per person.

Fiola Mare
3050 K St., NW
If you’re looking for a stylish waterfront brunch option, Fiola Mare’s Easter brunch menu features caviar from Calvisano, Italy, a raw seafood bar, an array of brunch entrees. Each Tock reservation requires a $25 per person deposit.

1401 Okie St., NE
The Ivy City tasting room will offer a three-course Easter menu full of elevated brunch staples like wagyu steak and eggs or a truffle-topped frittata. The meal starts at $88 per person, and guests can book through Resy here. Chef Matt Baker’s more casual restaurant, Michele’s, in downtown DC’s Eaton Hotel is also offering an a la carte brunch. 

1124 23 St., NW
The Mediterranean-Latin restaurant by Enrique Limardo celebrates Easter with a mix of morning favorites alongside decadent alternatives. Think pancakes, chicken and waffles, or the “Middle Eastern Benedict” with tomato-lamb merguez ragú. Plus, add truffles and caviar to any meal. Make your reservation here

1015 7 St., NW

Chef Eric Ziebold’s elegant French-Ahas an Easter menu full of elegant comfort foods. Each table can share monkey bread, smoked salmon rillettes, quiche and shrimp salad. For entrees, guests can choose from California white sturgeon, honey glazed ham, pan roasted lamb, and more. Dining costs $75 per person, make a reservation here.

Moon Rabbit
801 Wharf St., SW
Chef Kevin Tien’s upscale Vietnamese spot is offering Easter brunch specials for dine-in and takeout. For takeout, diners can pre-order a three-course brunch menu featuring curry hot cross buns, turmeric deviled eggs, roasted sichuan leg of lamb, and more. The meal serves 2 to 4 people $225, and can be reserved here.

144 Church St., Vienna
Chef Roberto Donna is following Italian Easter traditions for a three-course holiday meal ($65 per person; and $40 for kids under 12) at his new Vienna restaurant. Springtime dishes include poached white asparagus, homemade ravioli with peas in lobster sauce, and an Easter ricotta cake. Reserve ticketed reservations here.

Tiki TNT
1130 Maine Ave., SW
For a tropical take on Easter brunch, the Wharf rum distillery and tiki bar will offer “island-inspired” orange, guava, pineapple, or passionfruit bottomless mimosas ($25 per person). Pair those with breakfast bao buns or buttermilk pancakes with coconut whipped cream. Reservations (six to 12 people) can be booked on on Resy.

Family-Friendly Fun

A lobster Benedict at Lincoln. Photo courtesy of PRG Hospitality.

The Perch
1805 Capital One Dr., Tysons
On Saturday, April 8, the huge rooftop dining and entertainment complex at Tysons is hosting a kid-friendly Easter party full of fun activities to keep the family entertained. For $20, children will receive an Easter gift bag and be able participate in the easter egg hunt (adults don’t need tickets) at 10 AM. Plus, you can take pictures with the Easter Bunny, or hang with some real-life bunnies in the petting zoo. Check out all the details here.

The Colonnade
2401 M St., NW
The Fairmont Hotel restaurant is planning an Easter brunch buffet for the whole family. After brunch, kids can meet the Easter Bunny and explore during the Easter egg hunt. Adults dine for $159, kids ages 6 to 12 for $59, and younger children for free. Make a reservation here.

Kick Axe DC
1401 Okie St., NE
Go head-to-head with the Easter Bunny in an axe throwing competition (no animals harmed) at this Ivy City game complex on Sunday, April 9.  Adults can sip $5 mimosas or dig into a $50 all-you-can-eat brunch buffet at Kick Axe’s upstairs sister restaurant, Throw Social. With a family-friendly egg hunt and live musical performances, the holiday is sure to be entertaining. Reserve a spot here.

Lincoln and Teddy and the Bully Bar
1110 Vermont Ave., NW; 1200 19th St., NW
The presidentially themed restaurants close to downtown DC are both celebrating in bipartisan style. At the Teddy Roosevelt-inspired restaurant, guests pick an appetizer and an entree, but can also dig into a bottomless buffet of sides and desserts (adults are $75, and kids $32). At Lincoln, Easter means a three-course menu with specials like lobster Benedicts and lamb chops (adults are $70, kids $30).

Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
The Willard’s Easter menu is full of fun options for the entire family. Children can pet and play with real baby bunnies throughout the afternoon while they pick treats from a kid-curated buffet with chocolate Easter eggs and carrot cupcakes. For adults, the Willard has an extensive menu with a raw bar, made-to-order omelets, and a carving station with meat and vegetarian options. Brunch is $165 per adult, $60 for kids under 12, and free for kids 4 years old and younger. Reserve a table here.

The Greenhouse
1200 16th St., NW
The swanky Jefferson Hotel restaurant–which has a gorgeous skylight in the dining room–is serving a four-course prix fixe for Easter. Spring is here—think green peas veloute, roasted lamb, or Tahitian vanilla panna cotta. Adults dine for $135 per person, while kids are $55 per person. Reserve a table here.

Rooftop Terrace at the Kennedy Center
2700 F St., NW
For brunch and a show—or a showy view—try the rooftop restaurant at the Kennedy Center. The $75 bottomless mimosa brunch includes dishes like cheese and charcuterie boards, pancakes, roasted lamb, and more. Reservations can be made here.

1310 Kitchen & Bar
1310 Wisconsin Ave., NW
The Easter Bunny will hop to your table with a basket of holiday goodies at this Georgetown brunch spot. Plus, they’ll have festive bunny-shaped chocolate chip banana pancakes for kids this Easter. Reserve a spot for the whole family here.

Theismann’s Restaurant
1800 Diagonal Rd., Alexandria
The homestyle Alexandria restaurant invites guests to two days of family-style brunches on Saturday and Sunday during Easter weekend. Tables can be filled with French toast, scrambled eggs, tater tots, and bacon. Kids can meet Easter bunny, participate in an Easter egg hunt, or make their own Easter baskets. Reservations and brunch for adults is $45, and $25 for kids.

Via Sophia
1001 14 St., NW
The Easter Bunny will host Via Sophia’s egg hunt on Sunday. One grand prize egg will feature a $100 gift certificate to the downtown DC hotel restaurant. The modern Italian restaurant is also serving a three-course brunch menu for adults ($49) and kids ($19).

Fig Leaf
1155 14th St., NW
The casual restaurant in Hotel Zena offers several buffet-style stations for Easter brunch, including a carving station, a smoked fish station, and a breakfast bread station. Plus, kids and adults are welcome to decorate their own Easter eggs at the table. The meal is $45 for adults, and $25 for kids ages 12 and younger. 

Easter Brunch at Home

Pancakes at Founding Farmers. Photograph courtesy of Farmers Restaurant Group.
Pancakes at Founding Farmers. Photograph courtesy of Farmers Restaurant Group.

Chef Matt Baker at Home
1201 K St., NW
CMB, the catering arm from chef Matt Baker (Gravitas, Michele’s), will offer a four-course, meal package for two with traditional holiday fare: grilled lamb, slow-roasted brisket, and a variety of a la carte options. Diners can also add on wine or a dessert from pastry chef Aisha Momaney. Place your order for pick up between April 5 and April 13 here.

Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers
Multiple locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia 
The Farmers Restaurant Group eateries are offering a take-and-bake Easter menu with a huge variety of dishes, including six family-style entree options, sides, desserts, and chocolate samplers. Guests can order a la carte or a complete dinner for four; prices vary based on what you’d like. Orders can be placed here.

Rose’s at Home
721 8 St., SE
Rose’s Luxury chef Aaron Silverman’s catering division is planning an Easter meal for two. Choose either roasted porchetta with mustard sauce or lamb with mint yogurt. The meal comes with four vegetarian, nut-free sides and a strawberry-chocolate cake for dessert. Prices start at $160 for two people, and orders can be placed here.

Silver and Sons BBQ
11910 Parklawn Dr., Unit O, Rockville
The popular barbecue truck will offer both a traditional Easter and a Greek Easter menu this holiday season. Options include platters of beet-pickled deviled eggs, smoked lamb shoulder marinated in ginger and garlic, or smoked citrus-brined chicken. Or, try Greek dishes like horta (braised greens) and smoked brisket kapama with orzo. Preorders are open now for pickup on either Saturday, April 8 or Sunday, April 9. Place pickup orders here.

Tory Basile
Editorial Fellow